George Brown College

Redirection Through Education - Work Entry Program

Program Information

School:George Brown College
Faculty:School of Work & College Preparation
Field of Study:College/Univ. Prep. and Advan. H. School/2ndary Diploma Pgms
Description:Redirection Through Education is a supported education program for adults 19 years and older who have a history of mental health issues and/or addictions. It provides students with the opportunity to assess their readiness for full-time school or work. Students enrol in credit courses, such as Communications, Computer Skills, Speaking with Confidence, Contemporary Issues in Adult Development, Strategies for Student Success, and the Psychology of Human Relations. These can lead to eligibility and/or exemptions in post-secondary programs, depending on the grades achieved. Remedial skills in English, supervised study skills classes and other non-credit courses are included. Students can improve their relationship skills in the Interpersonal Skills class and through work with their individual counsellors.

Vocational testing is offered to help students determine their interests and aptitudes. Some courses focus on preparation for work. Students try out possible careers as well as their readiness to return to work by engaging in volunteer and work placements. RTE helps individuals make effective and informed choices regarding further education, skills training, jobs and other vocational plans through goal setting and individualized counselling.
URL:Redirection Through Education - Work Entry Program at George Brown College
Length:1 Year(s)
Modified on February 23, 2010